amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research


to Serve as Event Chairs 


New York, NY, October 5, 2016—On Thursday, October 27, 2016, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, will honor Jeffrey Katzenberg and Charlize Theron for their outstanding contributions to the fight against AIDS.  The black tie benefit will be held at Milk Studios in Los Angeles and will be chaired by Aileen Getty and amfAR Chairman Kenneth Cole. Barry Diller and Chelsea Handler will serve as award presenters to Katzenberg and Theron, respectively.

Katzenberg, Chairman of DreamWorks New Media, is a longtime supporter of various AIDS-related causes and is a Trustee of AIDS Project Los Angeles, which serves more than 11,000 individuals with first-rate HIV/AIDS care and prevention programs and fights for smart, effective HIV-related public policy.

Theron, Academy Award-winning actress and United Nations Messenger of Peace, founded the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP) in 2007 to support African youth in the fight against HIV/AIDS. CTAOP supports community-based organizations that implement innovative HIV prevention programs targeting adolescents, providing young people in sub-Saharan Africa with important tools and skills that enable them to live healthy and productive lives.

The two honorees join previous amfAR Award of Inspiration recipients including Goldie Hawn, Aileen Getty, Ryan Murphy, Jennifer Lopez, Kevin Huvane, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Ricky Martin, James Franco, Francisco Costa, Tom Ford, Mario Testino, Robert Duffy/Marc Jacobs International, Miley Cyrus, Andy Cohen, Cher, and Fergie, among others.

Co-chairs of the event include Will Arnett, Antonio Banderas, Matt Bomer and Simon Halls, Steve Buscemi, Nicolas Cage, John Demsey, America Ferrera, amfAR Global Fundraising Chairman Milutin Gatsby, Jim Gianopulos, Charles Gibb, Jon Hamm, Nayla Hayek, Kevin Huvane, Stephen Huvane, Cheyenne Jackson, Milla Jovovich, Anna Kendrick, Heidi Klum, Donna Langley, Andrew Lipman, Willie Maldonado, Ron Meyer, Dame Helen Mirren, Eddie Murphy, Gary Newman, Denis O’Hare, Sean Patterson, Alan Poul and Ari Karpel, Tricia Quick, Peter Rice, Vincent Roberti, Zoe Saldana, Rich Ross and Adam Sanderson, Jeff Shell, Martin Short, Stacey Snider, Jeffrey Tambor, Dana Walden, Stephen Warren, and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Harry Winston and M•A•C Viva Glam are the Presenting Sponsors. Cadillac andMoët Hennessy are the event’s Signature Sponsors. MILK is the Associate Sponsor. Delta Air Lines is the Official Airline of amfAR.

The Inspiration series was launched in 2010 by amfAR and Josh Wood Productions to celebrate men’s style and fashion while raising funds for the Foundation’s life-saving AIDS research programs. Inspiration galas have taken place in New York, Paris, Los Angeles, Toronto, Miami, São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro, raising more than $26 million to date.

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About amfAR:

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is one of the world’s leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and advocacy.  Since 1985, amfAR has invested $450 million in its programs and has awarded more than 3,300 grants to research teams worldwide.

About Harry Winston, Inc.:

Founded in New York City in 1932, The House of Harry Winston continues to set the standard for the ultimate in fine jewelry and high-end watch making.  From the acquisition of some of the world’s most famous gemstones, including the Jonker, Hope and Winston Legacy Diamonds, to adorning Hollywood’s leading ladies on the red carpet, for over eight decades, Harry Winston has been a symbol of the best there is.  Headquartered in New York, the company operates retail salons worldwide, in locations including: New York, Beverly Hills, London, Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

About Harry Winston’s Partnership with amfAR:

In January 2015, Harry Winston, Inc., announced a groundbreaking new partnership with amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, that represents the single largest corporate partnership in the Foundation’s history.  Through a wide range of contributions including direct financial support and in-kind donations, Harry Winston will help advance amfAR’s efforts to end the global AIDS epidemic through innovative research. 

Harry Winston is the first company to serve as the presenting sponsor for the organization’s 27 gala events taking place across the globe over the three-year period, 2015−2017.  These events are vital to raising more than half of amfAR’s general operating support, enabling the organization to invest wisely in pioneering research and programs. The company is also a leading supporter of amfAR’s Countdown to a Cure initiative, which is aimed at developing the scientific basis for a cure for HIV/AIDS by 2020.

About M·A·C Cosmetics:

M·A·C (Make-up Art Cosmetics), a leading brand of professional cosmetics, was created in Toronto, Canada in 1984 and is part of The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. The company’s popularity has grown through a tradition of word-of-mouth endorsement from makeup artists, models, photographers and journalists around the world. M·A·C is now sold in 110 countries/territories worldwide. Follow M·A·C on Twitter, Periscope, Snapchat and Pinterest @MACcosmetics, become a M·A·C fan on Facebook (, follow M·A·C on Instagram (, watch M·A·C videos on YouTube ( For a M·A·C location visit